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Gerald (Jerry) Jessop

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Gerald (Jerry)  Jessop

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I was born in Ponteix, Saskatchewan in 1947. My public school years were in Yorkton, Saskatchewan; B.F.A. Degree in Winnipeg, Manitoba and M.F.A. in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1977. Employment consisted of two years as Community Artist in Weyburn, Sk.; three years as Supervisor of the Enriched Art Program for the Division of Continuing Education in Calgary, Alberta.; Summer Session Lecturer in Art Education at the University of Calgary in 1975; Teaching Assistant at the University of Regina in 1976 and 1977; Director/Curator Moose Jaw Art Museum from 1977 thru 1989; Director/Curator Kelowna Art Gallery, 1989 to December 1994. In these situations I was actively involved as a juror, an art advisor for government and an executive board member on art and museum associations. In Kelowna I was on the Public Art committee for the City and the Healing Arts executive for the Okanagan. From 1996 to 2006  I worked as an Art and Tai Chi Chuan Instructor in Kelowna utilizing 28 years of experience in both areas, and  managed a Bed and Breakfast as well to bring in additional income.  In May of 2006, Marge and I moved to Buena Vista, Saskatchewan,where I teach Tai Chi Chuan and pursue my life long career of art making
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Gerald has his roots in Saskatchewan; being born, educated and employed here. He has a nationally recognized reputation, which began in 1970, and extended though exhibitions in private and public art galleries from Winnipeg to Nanaimo.
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